FINITE ELEMENT OPTIMAL DESIGN OF TRANSVERSE WEB FRAMES

This thesis proposes an integrated method aimed at the structural design of web frames subjected to symmetrical loading. The design problem is approached by a three phase procedure employing the finite element method as an analysis strategy and mathematical programming techniques for the synthesis phase. The problem of change of boundary conditions during the optimization can be significant.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Department of Ocean Engineering, 77 Massachusetts Avenue
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02139
  • Authors:
    • Moussours, M
  • Publication Date: 1974-8

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  • Accession Number: 00072534
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Report/Paper Numbers: PhD Thesis
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 19 1974 12:00AM